White Plains DWI Lawyers
Why You Shouldn’t Rely on a Plea Bargain
Until recently, almost all first-time misdemeanor DWI defendants were offered
a plea bargain wherein they pleaded guilty to the reduced charge of driving
while ability impaired (DWAI). Now, however, if the test result is too
high or there was a test refusal, first-time misdemeanor offenders are
not being offered a plea to the reduced charge. They must either plea
to the misdemeanor charge or proceed to trial.
You need a White Plains DWI attorney with the experience, reputation and
knowledge to get you the best possible outcome for your case. Not all
DWI lawyers are alike. At
Tilem & Associates, PC, we fight to get you the best possible result, including a hardship license
where appropriate, a stay of your driver’s license suspension to
permit you to obtain a conditional license, and a reduced charge.
What Are the Different Types of DWI Cases?
No matter how severe the charges you may be facing, there is always a route
for defense. We have extensive experience assisting clients in a wide
array of cases involving impaired driving. We are prepared to fight to
get you most favorable outcome possible.
We have defended clients in cases such as:
Take Action & Get The Defense You Need
No matter the charges you may be facing, there will be no stone left unturned
in finding an avenue for your defense. Immediately after being arrested,
you will need to fight to retain your driving privileges during the administrative
license hearing. Immediately following that, our White Plains DWI attorneys
can assist you with the
We can challenge the evidence and argue against prosecutor claims. It may
be possible that the evidence is weak or the police made a critical error
during the arrest. Many times, DWI charges can be reduced or even dismissed
due to an unlawful arrest!
The Penalties for DWI & DWAI in New York
If you are convicted of driving while intoxicated or driving while ability
impaired in New York, you can expect to face time in jail, fines and the
loss of your driving privileges. For this reason, it would be in your
best interest to retain the help of a skilled criminal defense lawyer
in White Plains after a drunk driving arrest.
First DWI: 1 year in jail, $1,000 in fines and a 6-month suspension
First DWAI: 15 days in jail, $500 in fines and a 90-day suspension
Second DWI: 4 years in jail, $5,000 in fines and a 1-year suspension
Second DWAI: 30 days in jail, $750 in fines and a 6-month suspension
Third DWI: 7 years in jail, $10,000 in fines and a 1-year suspension
Third DWAI: 180 days in jail, $1,500 in fines and a 6-month suspension
Arrested? Call now for a free consultation!
For more information about how the attorneys at Tilem & Associates,
PC can help you with your driving while intoxicated (DWI), aggravated
DWI, driving while ability impaired (DWAI), driving while ability impaired
by drugs, or driving while ability impaired by drugs and alcohol case,
please contact us for a free initial consultation. Our senior partner
is a former prosecutor with decades of experience.
We will fight to protect your future. Please
contact us today at (888) 840-0043.